Tiny Spinies

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The Tiny Spinies
“Wheeee! It's gonna be fun poking at you!”
Spiky Joe, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Tiny Spinies, a.k.a. the Thorny Demons, is a fighting team that Mario faces in the Glitz Pit in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The team consists of two Red Spike Tops, one of whom is named Spiky Joe.

The Tiny Spinies are ranked ninth in the Glitz Pit.


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
R. S. Buzzy
Red Spike Top from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Max HP 5 Attack 3 Defense 4 Location(s) Glitz Pit
Sleep? 75% Dizzy? 75% Confuse? 75% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 90% Soft? 95% Burn? 0% Freeze? 75%
Fright? 60% Gale Force? 30% KO? 95% Moves Shell Toss (3)
Level 17 Exp. points 0 Coins 1 - 2 Items None
Log The sturdiest of all the Buzzy Beetles, a Red Spike Top is impervious to fire and explosions. Plus, the spike on its back protects it from being flipped over.
Tattle That's a Red Spike Top. It's the most well protected of the Buzzy Beetle species. Max HP is 5, Attack is 3, and Defense is a whopping 4. Yup… This guy is HARD! It has really high Defense, and fire and explosions don't hurt it at all. If we can just find a way to flip it over, its underside has Defense of 0… And that spike… What a pain! There's gotta be a way to flip it over…

Names in other languages[edit]

Tiny Spinies[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ザ・トゲトゲン
Za Togetogen
"The Spiky"s; 「トゲトゲン」is derived from「トゲトゲ」(toge-toge, spiky)
German Pickel-Käfer Pick Beetles
Italian Gli Aculei Posseduti Possessed Thorns
Spanish Los Pinchos The Spikes

Thorny Demons[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲをもったアクマたち
Toge o Motta Akuma Tachi
The Spiked Demons
Italian Demoni spinati Spiked demones; same as Japanese
Spanish El terror con espinas, la trampa mortal Terror with thorns, deadly trap